Edited by: Sandra Sittenthaler, Eva Jonas, Eva Traut-Mattausch, Jeff Greenberg
Series: Zeitschrift für Psychologie - Volume 26
New insightful theory and research concerning reactance processes
Psychological reactance theory, formulated by Jack Brehm in 1966, is one of the most popular social psychological theories explaining how people respond to threats to their free behaviors and has attracted attention in both basic and applied research in areas such as health, marketing, politics, and education. A review article published 40 years later by Miron and Brehm pointed out several research gaps. That article inspired the editors to develop this special issue in order to present recent research and developments in reactance theory that both offer new knowledge and illuminate issues still in need of resolution.
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